Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free, Quinoa Chocolate Cake
No one will believe this chocolate cake is made with cooked quinoa — no flour required!
Makes one 8-inch (20 cm) round cake.
(Gluten-Free, Kid Approved, Vegetarian)

2/3 cup (160 mL) quinoa
1 1/3 cups (330 mL) water
1/3 cups (500 mL) milk or soy milk
4 large eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (185 mL) butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) white or cane sugar
1 cups (375 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp (15 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Bring the water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow the quinoa to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease an 8-inch (20 cm) round or square cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a piece of parchment paper.
Combine the milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add 2 cups (500 mL) of cooked quinoa and the butter and continue to blend until smooth.
Mix the sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the contents of the blender and mix well. Pour the batter into the pan and bake on the center oven rack for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Japanese Tetsubin Tea Pots

Made according to the exacting specifications of a Japanese Tea Master. Beautifully constructed of Premium cast iron. These teapots are true heirlooms complete with matching trivets and stainless street tea strainer. They make a perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. Chose from a variety of shapes, designs and colours.

Each tea pot comes with 100g of premium loose leaf tea.

Exactly when the tetsubin first appeared in Japan is unclear, but much evidence suggests a close relationship with the rise of the sencha, a form of tea-drinking that uses tea leaves instead of powdered tea. Sencha was introduced to Japan from China around the middle of the 17th century, a period when Japan’s literati were greatly influenced by China as well as by Neo-Confuciani thought. Sencha was not considered a formal ceremony but introduced tea as a drink that was closely associated with medicinal herbs. Most literati adopted sencha drinking as a symbolic revolt against the formality of chanoyu, favored by the ruling class.

Tetsubin or iron teapots were originally kitchen items used for boiling water and brewing tea. These tetsubin generally were not ornate as they were commonly left on or over a hearth, to provide heat and humidity during cold weather. During the mid-19th century as infused tea drinking became popular, tetsubin were no longer viewed as kitchen items, but as status symbols. Some of these tetsubin were elaborately decorated with high relief designs and inlays of copper, gold and silver. The two prefectures best known for tetsubin are Iwate, which is considered to produce the best designs and quality at a reasonable price, and Yamagata, which is best known for the handmade tetsubin and changama that are preferred by the tea ceremony masters.

Granary Granola

A great way to start the day. Eat it alone or add it to your favorite boxed cereal, top with almond milk and enjoy. A nice quick snack between meals or out on the trail. Nutrient rich, high is protein, fibre and even omegas.

Granola is flexible so try something new each time. How about dried cherries with pecans or blueberries and almonds…the possibilities are endless.

3c Rolled Oats (certified gluten free if required)
1c Oat bran
1/4c Sesame Seeds
1/4c Flaxseeds
1/2c Sunflower or Pumpkin seeds
1c Choped Walnuts or almonds
1/2c Apple juice concentrate or applesauce
1/4c Flax oil
1tsp Vanilla
1tsp Cinnamon
2c Raisins or cranberries etc
1/2c Flaked unsweetened coconut

Bake at 350F on two cookie sheets for 18-20mins or until golden brown and stir contents to brown. Store in airtight container in fridge.


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